British Nationals Abroad: Torture

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 14th October 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his legal safeguarding obligations are in cases of the (a) torture and (b) suspected torture of British citizens imprisoned overseas.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The FCDO is not a statutory safeguarding body. However, in accordance with our guide on 'Support for British nationals abroad', we take all allegations or concerns of torture or mistreatment very seriously and follow up with action appropriate to the circumstances of the case.

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